Wheat Subsidies in Ottawa County, Michigan, 1995-2020‡

Subsidy Recipients 1 to 20 of 588

Recipients of Wheat Subsidies from farms in Ottawa County, Michigan totaled $3,571,000 in from 1995-2020‡.

Rank Recipient
(* ownership information available)
Location Wheat Subsidies
1M & M Farms *Coopersville, MI 49404$137,918
2River Ridge Farms Inc *Coopersville, MI 49404$88,260
3Ronald A NienhuisHolland, MI 49424$58,772
4Marvin FerwerdaCoopersville, MI 49404$43,419
5Stephen L VanoeffelenConklin, MI 49403$40,017
6Leroy C BoomsMarion, MI 49665$33,751
7Loren D KoemanGrand Rapids, MI 49503$32,544
8Lothschutz Farms LLC *Conklin, MI 49403$31,200
9Fred T Burdick JrMarne, MI 49435$31,025
10Kirk Eugene HaverdinkJenison, MI 49428$30,768
11Lothschutz Farms *Conklin, MI 49403$30,355
12Smallegan Farms Inc *Hudsonville, MI 49426$29,559
13Buths Greenvale Farm Inc *Coopersville, MI 49404$29,157
14Carl J MohrAllendale, MI 49401$27,894
15Henry L RomanConklin, MI 49403$27,191
16Arlan BoersenZeeland, MI 49464$25,824
17Country Corners Farm LLC *Holland, MI 49424$25,661
18Keith HanenburgCoopersville, MI 49404$25,364
19Hillside Dairy Farm *Hamilton, MI 49419$25,357
20Calvin KloosterByron Center, MI 49315$23,490

* USDA data are not "transparent" for many payments made to recipients through most cooperatives. Recipients of payments made through most cooperatives, and the amounts, have not been made public. To see ownership information, click on the name, then click on the link that is titled Ownership Information.

** EWG has identified this recipient as a bank or lending institution that received the payment because the payment applicant had a loan requiring any subsidy payments go to the lender first. In 2019, the information provided to EWG by USDA began to include the entity that received the payment, rather than the person or entity that applied for it, which was previously provided. This move to shield subsidy recipients from disclosure enables USDA to further evade taxpayer accountability. Six percent of subsidy dollars went to banks, lending institutions, or the Farm Service Agency.”

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‡ Data for 2020 includes payments made by USDA through June 30, 2020 and does not include crop insurance premium subsidies.


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